Theology Part 1: Acknowledgement

First of all, acknowledge Him;
know that all good comes from Him.
The sun, the moon are His lamp-shades,
the sea His pool, the skies His chair.
Health and growth and happiness:
these are from Him; He made them.
Relationships, prosperity:
all good comes from Him.
Rain to make the soil soft,
sunlight so that plants may grow,
air so we and they may breath:
    turn to Him with thanks.

And then, submit: know He is God
and you are not; the difference there
is pivotal, though you forget
its truth from time to time.
He is not man that we may twist
His arm in our direction;
nor is He a tyrant that
He does not hear our cries.
Age to age unchanging, yet
relationship within His core:
acknowledge Him, give thanks and bow;
    know that He is God.

And love: love Him, for He is good.
In loving Him, we learn to love,
for love’s made perfect when it’s turned
to its most worthy object and
not towards ourselves.
And then, turn out to love like Him;
love and see you cannot love
without His love within Your core.
Only when we know the gulf
of Being between us and Him
can we marvel that we’re His
    and learn to love aright.

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